• Baking
  • Chocolate & Peanut Butter Chip Banana Muffins

    Why in the heck does anyone in their right mind decide to bake muffins on a  90+ degree day?  They realize they have bananas piling up on their counter, their freezer is empty of any grab and go breakfast treats, and they haven’t created a blog post for months. Yes, once again, other circumstances have prevented me from spending time baking in my kitchen  and have kept me […]

  • Baking
  • Kellogg’s Cereal Cookies

    I’ve been pinning a lot of cupcakes and big slices of cake on Pinterest this week and I can tell you that both are super popular right now. So what do I go and bake, knowing that cupcakes and cake drawing masses to my boards?  Cookies!  But not just any cookies, cookies that are a bit healthier and totally delicious.  I’m […]

  • Cooking
  • Chicken With Long Grain & Wild Rice Soup

    This morning when I woke up the shine was shining brightly. I welcomed it after having snow and cold for the last few days. After feeding the hungry birds that have optimistically migrated back to the Finger Lakes Region, and savoring my first cup of coffee, I decided short order that I wanted to spend a good […]

  • Baking
  • Blonde Brownie Bars for Valentine’s Day

    February has finally arrived here in Upstate New York.  What does that mean?  Blonde Brownie Bars.  Sorry, I got sidetracked for a minute.  It really means cold and blustery winter weather is here.  Lucky us, not! The older I get the less I like the winter months.  I’d rather be sunning myself rather than taking a vitamin D supplement, camping in […]

  • Baking
  • Homemade Baked Dog Biscuits

    Homemade Dog Biscuits

    Our Christmas tree is up and it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas here at The Joy of Caking.  Now let the baking begin! The first item on my “To Bake List” was homemade dog biscuits.  These  bite sized treats are for sweet little Annie and all her cute furry brothers and sisters – our granddogs. The best part of making homemade dog […]

  • Baking
  • Baked Double Chocolate Donut Holes

    Sprinkles and donut holes

    My quote for the week?  “When life gives you lemons make Baked Double Chocolate Donut Holes.” So, donut holes it is!           I finished my donut holes off by dipping them in melted chocolate and then rolling them in sprinkle – yum!  Other alternatives are to roll them in powdered sugar or dip them […]